Wednesday, 9 February 2011

#52 Happy Birthday! - It's a Blog Hop!

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Yes, you read this correctly. Here at I ♥ Promarkers this week we are having our very first Blog Hop to celebrate the one year Karen has been running the blog.  We hope that you will join in with our celebration by not only completing the Hop but by making a birthday themed card - as the Hop will also be our weekly challenge.

We have got some great prizes from Letraset and Whiff of Joy for the lucky winner and all the members of the DT have a little prize for a winner selected from those leaving a comment on their individual blogs. The Blog Hop will end at 6pm on Tuesday, 15th February, and the winners will be listed on Wednesday, 16th February along with the theme of our next challenge.

Prizes from Letraset.....
...and from Whiff of Joy.

The Blog Hopping order is as follows:


Tine  (that’s me !!!)
Then go back to I ♥ ProMarkers and leave a picture of your project with Mr Linky.

So then, if you have arrived here from Ruth's blog you are on the right track but if you have just browsed to my blog from elsewhere & have a few Promarkers you could use on a project, then why not start at the beginning of the Hop now - and I will see you back here in a few minutes! LOL.

Here is the prize from my blog.

I had better let you see more of the card you are commenting on then! LOL.



The card shape itself is constructed from  A4 cardstock though I added reinforcement panels at each side (viewable from the angled photos), to restrain the card from collapsing down as V-fold cards tend to want to do.


This card is a special one, not just because it is for our challenge blog's birthday at I ♥ Promarkers but because it if for my daughter.  I chose to use the image, ‘Penelope’s Party Wagon’, by Mo Manning & coloured it of course, with Promarkers.  The little girl is not the only image though and the square present beneath the balloons (and the large one at the back, which coincidently is paper-pieced), are from Digi Doodle and the balloons, opened present and those angled prezzies peeking out behind are from Arthur’s Clipart. There are a couple of presents that I drew myself too on that back panel behind the image.  They can really only be seen when not looking directly from the front however.  I was going to post a photo of the pile of presents too, but thought my post was getting long enough without it. LOL.



The birthday banner is 'strung' up using coloured wire attached to the brads as well as being secured to the back of the layered mats.  A brad also secures the front sentiment (from birdscards.com), masquerading as a picture on the wall, for which I made a picture frame - and although it doesn't show up on the photo, there is acetate in front of it for the 'glass'.  One of the balloons is decoupaged for yet more dimension and there is more of that coloured wire, this time taking place of the balloons strings.



I have also covered the back of the card in a similar fashion to the front and added a further sentiment this time from TLC.


















Hope you like it!!!!!

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
Paper Sundaes - use 2 or more images ( I actually have 9! LOL)
One Stitch At A Time - use a digi (7 digi images, 2 digi sentiments - the other 2 presents were hand drawn with a fineliner)
Paperplay - stamp it out (digi or stamp)
Stamp Challenges - digi day
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes.












All you have to do now then is leave me a comment and then complete the Blog Hop by popping over to the very talented Kathleen.



Tine :)

67 comments:

  1. Very nice card, you've made amazing work!!

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  2. Wow! what a fabulous card, love all the detail and that little banner is amazing. A Happy Birthday to you all at I love Promarkers.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  3. Oh Christine another stunner, how do you keep doing it!! Love it, love it, love it, everything about it is amazing :) Happy 1st Birthday to I ♥ Promarkers! xx

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  4. Your card is stunning. It's so beautiful. X Anita

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  5. Great card, I love Mo's images and the banner is so cool!

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  6. This is just gorgeous hun, she looks like shes having a fab birthday!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  7. Love the card. Happy Birthday to I love Promarkers

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  8. Amazing Card.... amazing details and layers. Love it.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our "Stamp it Out" Challenge. ♥

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  9. Wow! I'm gonna have to get this stamp. I just adore it. It looks like you can use it for so many occasions.

    Your coloring is awesome. I must study it in greater detail. I always suck some inspiration from you. DO you feel emptier after I've visited? Weaker? Less mojo? That's why. lol

    So this is how you fit a mo's image on a shaped card! Ah! Great design.

    Wonderful work. :-)

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  10. Stunning card Tine, a beautiful Mo's image and the colours and card shape are gorgeous !!

    Hugs, sandiblu xx

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  11. So lovely card!
    Beautiful colouring;-))m

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  12. such a fun card! so creative!! Hugs Juls

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  13. Hi Christine your card is stunning I love how youve created it with a side steps, its gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  14. This is a fabulous card - the step style makes it really special too.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

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  15. Wow....what a stunner! Not tried a step card yet, so you just inspired me to have a go :)

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  16. Wow, this is just stunning, all the details, fab step fold and great colouring! I love it!! Happy Birthday to your daughter and congratulations to everyone at I ♥ Promarkers too!! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck! Love Jacky x

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  17. Cool shaped card and lovely colouring! Happy 1st blog birthday to all of you girls! x

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  18. Lovely card, tried a stepper card and failed miserably lol happy blog birthday xx

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  19. Great card, love the image and the birthday banner. Thanks for the chance to win. Dawn x

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  20. Oh my, this card is just fabulous! I love your little banner going across the card, great design. Donna x

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  21. Well how gorgeous is this... such a fabulous styla and amazing colouring, thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

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  22. Wow! Stunning card and so much detail Love that image and I just bet your daughter loves it.
    hugs
    Marion

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  23. aww ,,this is very cute :-) the image is adorable and I love the papers and design ,,, gorgeous :-)


    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  24. Really great card for the very great Birthday!

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  25. Oh WOW WOW WOW! I am in love with this card, so much detail its really fabulous! The banner is too cute :O) Your daughter is very lucky!
    Fiona x

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  26. I love your card! The image is so sweet and the birthday banner is fab. Happy Birthday to I love ProMarkers

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  27. Hi Christine, what a stunning card. I love the unusual shape and the image is gorgeous. Amazing colouring and details. Here's to many more birthdays for I love promarkers. Hugs, Denise x

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  28. Love the way you have used the Promarkers on this image, the shading is fab. and the style of card is fab too.
    Sarah

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  29. WOW, that's one fantastic card. Quite the undertaking i imagine. Beautiful for sure. TFS!
    kimbob27@hotmail.com
    www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  30. Wow what a brilliant card, so much to catch the eye and all so beautiful. Thanks for the hop.

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  31. Wow!! That is an amazing card!! Beautiful colouring, and shaping around the image!!

    Happy Birthday!!

    Esme x

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  32. Great card! Love all of the elements! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

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  33. Such a wonderful card, love everything about it, the colours are stunning. xx

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  34. Gorgeous card! I love it! Fantastic! :-)))) hugs Cattie

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  35. Great card - love the shape and the image.

    Helen x

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  36. Your daughter is going to love this card- it is soooo good! I'm very impressed by the step design and the idea of putting 'birthday' in a banner across the middle is really good. Love the image too and the colouring is superb.
    Happy Birthday to I love PMs and to your daughter.

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  37. Fantastik card You've done a great jo!
    Hugs
    Dawnxxx

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  38. Wonderful birthday card!
    Love the banner detail :)
    Hugs from Maya

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  39. Stunning step card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

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  40. An amazing card, lots of detail and very 'grand'. Any young lady would be amazed to receive this gorgoeus work of art. Blessings Hilde

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  41. Congratulations for an ´aniversary´! :)
    So adorable card!

    Hugs x Viipula from Finlad

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  42. Stunning card for your daughter! Who wouldn't love to receive this so wonderfully made with love and dedication.Love all the dimensions to it, super great! Ruby x

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  43. What a stunning card! I love the shape, the colours, the banner, the image...everything!! Such a special card for you daughter!

    lynne x

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  44. Totally cute! Love the little scene you created!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

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  45. What a fab layout - it's just brilliant. So love those little flags & your colouring...what can I say? You can really make those Promarkers work for you! Jx

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  46. Like It I love it !!!
    Happy 1st Birthday
    hugs
    laney

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  47. Wow, amazing card! Love your step fold design and your colouring is fab!
    (Happy Birthday to your daughter!)

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  48. Wow, fabulous card, so much detail! Great card fold too!
    Helen x

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  49. Awww how nice, love the shape of your card, haven't as yet tried one of these before, it's gorgeous. Thanks you for this hop, it's so fun on this Sunday morning. Hugs xxx

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  50. What an absolutely beautiful card. I adore the shape, dp used and of course the beautifully coloured image. This is a lovely card for a Daughter - I really love the inside sentiment think it may well have to be purchased by myself lol! Great prize up for grabs.

    Jayne xx

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  51. Lovely card and great choice of colours x

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  52. Great card - Loooove the shape!!

    thanks for the great Birthday hop!
    kaos

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  53. Beautiful card and amazing colouring!

    Happy 1st birthday to all on the DT!

    Crafty Creations by AJ
    Amanda

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  54. gorgeous gorgeous card! the ballons and present finish it beautifully!

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  55. Wow what an amazing card- such detail! :) Helen x

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  56. Gorgeous, love the image, details and the bunting. Thanks for the chance to win Marianne x

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  57. I love this fun card, beautiful.

    Pam x

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  58. Lovely card!!! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Birthday to I love Promarkers! I love the sentiment about your daughter too.

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  59. I love this card! It's so different that what we usually see! The 'birthday bunting' is wonderful too...I may have to pinch your idea!

    Haley x

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  60. Hello! This is my first blog hop so I hope I'm doing this right! What a beautiful card - I especially love Mo Manning's digistamps! xx

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  61. This card is gorgeous :) I absolutely adore Mo Manning's digistamps! And how clever with the bunting between the shaped card?! *yoink* xx

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  62. I'm also a fan of Mo Manning's stamp, and you used it perfectly, you card is fantastic!!
    I love the "softness" of your colouring too!

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  63. Love the card, the details and the birthday banner:)

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  64. Wow, this card is just amazing - beautiful, fun and different! I'll have to try some more bold shapes and foldings one of these days...

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  65. This is a fantabulous card, it must have taken ages to make, the image is brilliant love it! Hugs Heidi x

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  66. Wow - I have to say that the colouring is stunning - such a wonderful card. Jeanette

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